Can you identify this gorgeous winter golf vacation haven?
Do you wait until it gets really cold to start planning a warm-weather getaway?
I’m guilty of this, and it invariably becomes a mad scramble to coordinate everyone’s work schedules and to make travel arrangements. Ugh.
This year, I’m planning ahead, and I thought you might like to see one place that’s on my radar screen…and the reasons why it might be right for your upcoming travels.
Reprinted with permission from Golf Odyssey.
Dye Fore’s surprisingly hilly terrain and dramatic siting above the Chavon River makes for a stunning contrast with Teeth of the Dog (Courtesy of Casa de Campo).
No golf destination in the Americas is currently making bigger waves than the Dominican Republic.
While the locals go crazy for baseball, golf travelers find themselves going gaga over the island’s expanding array of world-class courses.
Indeed, if you want the best of Caribbean golf, you must go to the Dominican.
The little-known private course you can play on Domican Republic Golf Vacations has a Casa de Campo connection (Teeth of the Dog pictured).
I received a bunch of nice emails and comments on my last tip about how you can play an excellent, private golf course in Puerto Rico.
So, today, I thought I’d follow up with another one that I think you’re really going to love.
That’s because it concerns one of the largest, most popular golf resorts in the entire Caribbean – one I’m sure you’ve considered or possibly even visited.
What you probably didn’t do, however, was play its fun, private course, because most people don’t know it even exists.
I assure you, it does, and here’s how you can play it.
For years, Casa de Campo resort has been synonymous with Dominican Republic Golf Vacations, and for good reason.
Officially private, for now anyone can play Puntacana Resort & Club's Corales Course on their Dominican Republic golf vacations (Photo by Evan Schiller).
There’s a pretty simple reason why Dominican Republic Golf Vacations are quickly becoming the best golf getaways in the Caribbean: they keep opening fantastic courses there.
One of them is Tom Fazio’s long-awaited Corales Course at Puntacana Resort & Club, which officially opened over the weekend (it unofficially opened six months ago).
If you believe what’s written in the mainstream media and on Puntacana Resort’s website, only members and a limited number of resort guests are able to play this private, oceanside beauty.
We know differently, and here’s how you can play it:
Golf Odyssey's editors will answer subscriber questions about Dominican Republic golf vacations (Punta Espada Golf Course pictured) and all others worldwide.
About a month ago, Golf Odyssey received the following email from Susan R.:
“I know it is brand new, but have you heard anything about staying at the Golden Bear Lodge at Cap Cana resort on Dominican Republic golf vacations?
I’m already booked at the Sanctuary Cap Cana, but I’m considering switching because the Golden Bear Lodge looks beautiful and they are offering a really good deal.”
As luck would have it, Golf Odyssey’s editors had just arrived at Cap Cana to conduct one of their trademark, “secret shopper” inspections.
Below is the report they sent back to Susan right away. I think you’ll find it interesting even if you’re not interested in Dominican Republic Golf Vacations:
Today, instead of one specific golf vacation tip, I want to let you know where you can find literally hundreds of them, on virtually any destination and golf vacation type you’re interested in.
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We have published about 75 of these golf vacation guides so far, and you can browse them by geographic location (Las Vegas golf vacations, San Antonio golf vacations, etc.) or by golf course/resort name (Pebble Beach Golf Course, Whistling Straits Golf Course, etc).
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For example, we recently published our Dominican Republic Golf Vacation guide, which, among other things, explains why this island nation is poised to become the No. 1 spot for Caribbean golf vacations.
Those considering Dominican Republic Golf Vacations now have more to choose from besides the venerable Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana.
Punta Cana, an area on the country’s east coast long known for it’s all-inclusive beach retreats, is poised to become the golf mecca of the Caribbean.
Although none of its individual resorts can yet match the collection of courses at Casa de Campo Resort, Punta Cana offers superior beaches and seaside golf that’s even more spectacular than its older rival.
The rest of the golf world will get a glimpse of this when the Champions Tour stages its inaugural Cap Cana Championship in Punta Cana in early April, but we witnessed it firsthand during our recent, December visit.